In the kingdom of Urak, the tower of Druaga is a source of fear and death; it is the cause of disease and monster attacks, and climbing it is impossible given the ferocity of the monsters within – until now. It is the Summer of Anu, a period that occurs once every five years during which the monsters are weakened. Jil, a guardian, is one adventurer whose goal is to reach the top level and slay the tower’s creator, the demon Druaga, and finally bring peace to Uruk with the help of a powerful artifact found within. However, Jil and his friends aren’t the only ones who aim for the top; it’s a race to the finish!
The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...
While both being situated in an RPG (RPG-like at least in Tower of Druaga) based story, the enjoyment I felt in both series are almost the same. It is just that Tower of Druaga is more comedy inclined than Sword Art Online while the latter is more into the story.
And, you'll enjoy both their action scenes! Works of GENIUSES indeed. I also recommend the second season.
'Sword Art Online' reminds me of the older series 'Tower of Druaga' in that they both have plots that involve towers and are based on video games.
Although 'Tower of Druaga' is based on an 80's series of arcade games and 'Sword Art Online' on a near-future VR MMO, they both have great settings and a sense of peril and comradery as the characters attempt to ascend the towers and to defeat the highest level.
If you have not seen one or the other I would recommend both.
SAO and TOD are similar in a few things. They both are based on videogames (SAO futuristic videogame, TOD is actually an 80s videogame), they both have swordplay and magic, they both have epic battles and they're both good anime.
They have romance in between battles and I really liked both. Your emotions will have a party in your head.
I do think that TOD's first episode is by far one of the funniest and SAO first episode makes you wanna keep watching it. I recommend both. If you like one, you'll like the other.
In a massive online world, people act only as well as their conscience demands. When one player's punishment is to be trapped in this world, a disparate group of people seek the answers why. Their motives are varied; their methods even more so. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?
I have chosen .hack//SIGN from the series, since its the first one.
The similarities are obvious, both worlds are somewhat MMORPG-like, in fact "The World" in .hack really is an MMO, which is not necessarily true about Druaga no Tou.
Whether its true or false, fact remains fact, someone who enjoyed that particular (and perhaps nostalgic) atmosphere in .hack, will probably like the atmosphere of Druaga no Tou as well.
It is still unsure how will Druaga no Tou carry on, but whether it takes a philosophical turn or not, any .hack fan will be able to enjoy it.
Similar feels to them, both take place in fantasy game worlds, and thus implement the typical class systems found in these games. I definitely think people who like one would like the other, most likely.
What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.
To prove yourself have always been a tought business. But even after that, there are still people who won't look at you the way you desire. Bot Air Gear and Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk follow the same theme. Ikki from Air Gear and Jil from Tower of Druaga are able to prove themselves in the long run for, not to say, a little cheap price. The difference between the two, however, is that Ikki succeeds in making his dream come true without losing anything, while Jil is left behind by the person he believed in the most. After all both anime have an open end and maybe will continue soon enough with a second season!
Shuugo and Rena think they're just two siblings who got lucky and won two 'special' characters in the MMORPG The World, but mystery is afoot! What is the truth behind the characters they've been given? What is the 'Twilight' that has worried the game's most powerful? The answers lie in Shuugo's bracelet, as well as the power to save his sister from a fate worse than death!
Being bases on fantasy games is the first similarity to note, aside from that they both have a fair share of comedy balanced off by the more fantastical elements, and to top it off the underdog character, who you can root for (but sometimes annoys you).
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a journey to find fame and fortune with newfound friends Maya the item-seller, and Takius, a mage who is determined to find the "truth". But with so many harrowing adventures ahead of them, will there be enough heal spells to go around?!
In a wonderful fantasy world both Tower of Druaga, and Rganarok is a story following group of adventures traveling together,with different talents, and powers like strength, and magic, helping each other to reach final goal!